Multiple airlines not the answer for Orange

Multiple airlines not the answer for Orange

Hazelton Airlines founder Max Hazelton believes a second airline servicing Orange would not be viable. 

Mr Hazelton’s comments come after a group of Australian investors launched a plan to compete with airline Regional Exprees, in rural New South Wales.

In order to be economically viable a plane must carry at least 20 people per flight out of Orange.

Mr Hazelton says that the airlines would lose money, as there is not enough business to support 2 airlines.

Hazelton Airlines are not unfamiliar with two airlines running out of one region.

They struggled to compete with QANTAS in their Armidale service, with passenger numbers not high enough to keep both services running.

Hazelton had to pull out when the airline giant lowered its prices.

The service of the current airline service in the Central West, Regional Express, is being heavily debated, due to affordability of flights and their limited departure and arrival points.  

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